About Madison County

DONSMA~3Madison County is located 15 miles north of Asheville on the North Carolina/Tennessee border in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia. There are many attractions in our 452 square mile area, of which 73 percent is forest. Nearly one fourth is public land managed by the US Forest Service.

    • Total area: 288,800 acres
    • Madison ranks number 53 in size among North Carolina’s 100 counties.

For more information please visit www.visitmadisoncounty.com

Weather
Humidity    77
Wind Speed    7.8
Rainfall    45
Snowfall    18
Clear Days    102
Partly Cloudy Days    107
Cloudy Days    156
Precipitation Days    128
Stormy Days    49
Zero Degree Days    1
Freezing Days    106
Days Over 90 Degrees    5

Monthly Average Temperatures (°F)        
Month    High    Low
Jan.    48.4    27.3
Feb.    50.6    28.2
Mar.    58.3    33.5
April    69.4    42.4
May    76.8    50.6
June    82.5    58.7
July    84.3    62.6
Aug.    83.8    61.8
Sept.    78.0    55.4
Oct.    69.1    44.5
Nov.    58.2    34.3
Dec.    49.3    28.1

Terrain is steep to gently rolling with elevations ranging from 1,250 feet to 5,152 feet. The lowest areas run along the French Broad River into Tennessee.

Elevations
Mars Hill    2,325 ft.
Bald Mountain at Wolf Laurel    5,000 ft.
Marshall    1,650 ft.
Bluff Mountain    4,686 ft.
Hot Springs    1,330 ft.
Max Patch Mountain Top    4,629 ft.
Sandy Mush Bald Mountain    5,152 ft.

Average Precipitation    
December + January + February    8.85 in.
March + April + May    10.58 in.
June + July + August    9.55 in.
September + October + November    8.34 in.
Total Annual Rainfall    37.32 in.

Other News

US 25 Yard Sale

June 2, 3, 4, 2016 Richwood Ky to Woodfin N.C. & Rocky Top Tn. U.S. 25 Yard Sale on Facebook or https://www.facebook.com/U.S.25YARDSALE 859-779-3005 for general info At 565 total miles we’re the nation’s 4th lo ...more

Sponsors Needed

Sponsors are needed for the upcoming Beacon of Hope Golf Tournament. The Beacon of Hope is incorporated as a 501(c) (3), and is funded by private donations and grants. They serve over 500 families a month in Madison County. Con ...more

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Join a six-week Living Healthy workshop! There will be a workshop held June 2-July 7 from 3:00-5:30 pm at Mars Hill University. Living Healthy Chronic Disease Self Management workshops are designed to help people gain self-conf ...more

MHU April 2016 Events

MIND2 Brain Viewing Program Thursday, April 14, Doors open 6 – 8 pm The physiopsychology class at Mars Hill University, taught by Dr. Ann Peiffer, together with the TriBeta Honors Biology Club and the Psychology Club, will be ...more